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War on Plastic Sundowner

War on Plastic Sundowner

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

GreenBatch are proud and excited to present this free ‘War on Plastic’ Speaker Panel & Sundowner to all of Perth.

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Western Australia has zero plastic reprocessing facilities, this means that not one plastic bottle you have ever put in your yellow-lid bin has been recycled here in WA.

Can Western Australia do better?

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders and experts in the fields of sustainability, education, marine conservation and plastics recycling.

This free event is being held in conjunction with Perth City Farm’s Twilight Markets which features a wide (and tastey) range of food stalls & trucks. Get your friends together, grab some dinner and join us for a truely inspiring night of conversation.

We will be providing complimentary drinks for our guests who confirm their attendance through Eventbrite.

We will learn from experts about what WA is doing about waste and recycling and ways that it can be improved. We will look into initiatives currently underway solving waste problems and how you can get on board and be a part of this sustainable change. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session after the panel discussion so bring your questions!
This event provides a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other like-minded individuals who are conscious of their environmental impact.

Compost Tour

Compost Tour

October 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Green Skills Albany, 38 Graham Street, Centennial Park, Western Australia, Australia

Food waste makes up a third of our average household bin volume. In landfill, it releases methane which is 30 times more damaging to the ozone layer than carbon dioxide. Turn it into compost in your own backyard instead! Come visit a range of working compost and worm farms, from tiny to supersized, and hear gardeners talk about how they use kitchen scraps to feed their soil. From balcony to city-scale, we can cycle food waste around to grow more food safely, easily and cheaply.

Meet at 38 Graham Street, Albany.
$10 per person.
Bookings are essential – reserve your place now!
Contact Rachel at for more information.

North Fremantle: Beach Clean: Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign

North Fremantle: Beach Clean: Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign

October 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leighton Beach Boulevard, Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

Clean Up WA Weekend!

Let’s go into summer with clean, healthy beaches.

Sea Shepherd Marine Debris will be holding their October clean up at Leighton Beach. Our beach clean ups are family friendly so why not bring your family and friends and grab a bag and join us in the fight to save our oceans.

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest threats facing our oceans. Together we can not only #StemtheTide of rubbish entering our waterways but also save countless lives. If we work together we can fix this – this is your chance to help!

Meeting Point – North Fremantle SLSC – Look out for our gazebo!

Schedule for the day;
8.30am – Registration opens
9.00am -10.30am Beach Clean Up
10.30am – 12.00ish – Sorting and Counting of rubbish. We would love as much help as possible with this part of the event.

What to bring;
~Wear a hat
~Wear closed in shoes
~Bring water in a reusable container
~Be SunSmart

If you have tongs, reusable gloves and/or a bucket please bring them along as we have a limited supply.

Compost and worm farming

Compost and worm farming

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
4 Hobart St, North Perth WA 6006, Australia

Free ‘green’ workshops to City of Vincent residents with the awesome Transition Town Vincent team.

Learn how to make healthy soil from your kitchen, garden and paper waste
Want to get started, but don’t know what system to use? This workshop will go through the following systems:
-Bokashi bucket
-Worm farming and
-In ground worm farming

Learn how to set up the right habits that make it easy to produce healthy soil.

Ben Klenner shares his hands on experience, passion for good soil and experience as a presenter for Great Gardens.

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

October 1, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre, 1 Stock Road, Bicton, Western Australia, Australia

A three day action packed MK21 UNconference for Kids, 10 – 21 years, who care about the planet.
Come have a say, join in the fun and create your own action plan as part of the One Thousand Actions for the Planet campaign.
Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2017
Come to one day, two days or come to all three!

1st October Day One: Festival of Fun
Venue: Point Walter Recreation Centre, Bicton $50.00 inc GST

2nd October Day Two: Our Future – Our Ideas – FREE
Venue: Cockburn Wetland Education Centre, Bibra Lake

3rd October Day Three: A World Without Waste $50.00 inc GST
Venue: Manning Community Education Centre, Manning

For a detailed program and venue details email

Participants will present their findings to local and State Government representatives at the end of the UNconference.

Three days $A100 per participant 10 – 21 years ( $50 per day plus one day free. )

Teachers, parents and mentors are not required at the event – MK has partnerships with UWA PROSH and UWA Volunteers and all support mentors will be trained and have Working With Children Check.
The fee will cover food and transport during the three day UNconference and all workshops and activities.

Bokashi Composting Workshop

Bokashi Composting Workshop

October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Aubin Grove Community Room, Aubin Grove, Camden Boulevard, Aubin Grove, Western Australia, Australia

Looking for an easy home composting system?
Come along to our Bokashi composting workshop

‘Bokashi’ is Japanese for fermented organic matter and Bokashi bin composting is an convenient and cost effective way to turn home organic waste into a nutrient rich liquid soil conditioner.

You will discover how to effectively compost at home complete with a hands-on demonstration.

You can purchase a subsidised Bokashi Bin complete with Bokashi fermentation dust for $50 on the day or simply join us to learn more about recycling organic waste at home.

Earth Carers Course

Earth Carers Course

October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Grove Community Centre, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia

Join the growing community of Earth Carers in the Western Suburbs and learn how to live with less waste! On the Earth Carers course you’ll enjoy touring waste and community facilities and finding out about what happens to different types of waste. You will learn practical skills like composting and decluttering plus other tips help you make good waste practices normal in your family and neighbourhood.

The next free course starts Wednesday 18 October and runs for five sessions on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Bookings essential.

From Wasted to Wonderful

From Wasted to Wonderful

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake, Western Australia, Australia

Every time you save something from being thrown into landfill, you’re doing your bit to contribute to a sustainable future. But what if you could learn to upcycle ‘stuff’ yourself? Join Green Skills to get handy with tools and learn to turn those pesky pallets into fabulous features for your home or garden. What’s better than new planters? New planters that are good for the planet!

Book early – places are limited! Participants to wear closed in shoes and long trousers; gloves and protective glasses will be available but bring your own if you prefer.

Henderson Waste Recovery Park Tour

Henderson Waste Recovery Park Tour

October 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
City of Cockburn Administration, 9 Coleville Crs, Spearwood, Western Australia

Come for a FREE behind-the-scenes tour of the waste recovery park and discover the amazing world of waste.

Learn how waste can be minimised and avoided, reused and recycled into new products and how we convert waste gas into electricity. Visit the popular Reuse Shop to pick up a few bargains!

Meet at City of Cockburn Administration Centre car park to jump on our community bus, which departs at 9.40am sharp.

Repair Lab

Repair Lab

October 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MiniLab, 874 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia

Welcome to Repair Lab.
When in doubt, don’t throw out!
Bring it to the Repair Lab, a grassroots initiative to encourage and help Perth folks to come up with new and creative ways to salvage perfectly usable things.

Repair Lab will gather volunteers who can work with you to assess and fix your broken items, and hopefully give you some insight on how to repair other things around the house.

It’s a collaborative and learning experience, a little antidote to our modern day throw-away mentality.

To repair toys, printers, hair driers, bikes and the like we need people who have the know-how, as well as the tools!

Repair Lab wants to hook up with the fixers in our community, so if you are one of them or know someone who is, please get in touch. Let’s have some fun together!

First pilot Repair Lab to be held Oct 7 in East Victoria Park.